This year, four Duke students are enrolled in the Student Organizing School, run by Student Action with Farmworkers. SAF works
with farmworkers, students, and advocates in the Southeast and nationwide to create a more just agricultural system. Since 1992, we have engaged thousands of students, farmworker youth, and community members in the farmworker movement. Through the Student Organizing School, SAF trains, mentors, and supports a small group of college students in NC to be leaders in the farmworker movement. Through campus organizing, the students support current policy and organizing campaigns to improve farm labor conditions.
The campaign that the four students have decided to support this year on campus is Harvest of Dignity. Harvest of Dignity is spearheaded by the Farmworker Advocacy Network, which is a coalition of North Carolina based organizations that works to raise awareness of farmworker issues and move to improve conditions via enforcement of current legislation and proposing new legislation. Duke’s SOS team plans to raise awareness on campus by giving presentations, hosting events and fundraising throughout the year. Get involved by supporting the Duke student organizers, check out SAF/FAN yourself to learn more, or contact the students directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.